Teaching Category

Events Management Higher Education: Current issues in the U.K.

I recently gave a keynote presentation at the 2nd International Planning and Creativity Competition, in Hangzhou, China. In my presentation, I highlighted three issues affecting the development of higher education for events in the UK: Articulating the value of a degree in events management, as opposed to ‘just’ having industry experience or completing work-based training. […]

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CHME 2019 – Transforming Hospitality

  CHME 2019 – Transforming Hospitality 21 May – 24 May 2019 University of Greenwich, London Register now at http://www.gre.ac.uk/CHME19 The University of Greenwich are delighted to be hosting the 28th annual conference of the Council for Hospitality Management and Education – ‘Transforming Hospitality’ which has a focus on how hospitality enables us to understand […]

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Tourism Minister visits Greenwich

The Minister for Tourism, the Rt Hon David Evennett MP, visited our campus at the University of Greenwich, to find out about our Tourism degrees. The Minister spent time with students from the university’s Tourism Management degree courses as they discussed their studies, business ideas and career plans. He said: “The future of the tourist […]

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Educating the 21st Century Events Management Graduate

My colleague Charles Bladen and I have just had this paper published in the journal ‘Events Management’.  In the paper, we are argue that Events Management degrees need re-examining, to ensure that they are helping students to develop the kinds of skills and attitudes that employers, and society need.  You can read the abstract below […]

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Further Education and Local Economic Development

This is a presentation that I gave last week at the annual Teaching and Learning Conference at Thanet College in Kent, UK. In my talk, I explored some of the language currently being used by the Government and by OFSTED when they make links between further education and local economic development.  As with much current policy […]

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Events Management: an introduction

Our new book, ‘Events Management: an introduction’ will be published by Routledge on 22nd February 2012.  You can view more information about it here, and pre-order it from Amazon. “Contemporary events management is a diverse and challenging field. This major new introductory textbook is the first to fully explore the multi-disciplinary nature of events management […]

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Tourism Management at the University of Greenwich

This is a new promotional film that has just been released for our BA Tourism Management degree at University of Greenwich.  I’m the programme leader for the degree and I’m in the video, along with three of our current students.

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Methodspace

I have just found a website called Methodspace which claims to be ” the home of the Research Methods community from across the world”, a browse through is very interesting, if you’re into research methods like me…. The site is published by Sage and so I’m sure it will have a pro-sage text bias lurking […]

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Stop the presses…

We are mid-way through the process of launching a new MA in International Tourism Management.  I have been writing courses for the programme on ‘research methods’ and also ‘tourism in emerging economies’.  The programme hasn’t been finally validated yet, although we expect to meet our first cohort of students in October this year.  Nick Jackson […]

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